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Conception of international Benchmarks for recruiting and deploying potential candidates for global project’s operations

The demand for global standardized project management profession that can be applied internationally when recruiting and deploying potential candidates for global project’s operations was a critical factor for the success of global projects as Crawford L. et al (2007) explained. This was “the why” TED. Simon Sinek (2010), as the explicit target that created the appetite that (Lenn, 1997, p. 2), indicates that during the North American free trade agreement that was signed in 1993, there were certain policies that could be fairly utilized to evaluate professionals. Professionals, associations and PM professionals were in dire need to come up with a collectively acceptable standard.
As part of the resolutions, Crawford L. et al (2007) pp7 listed the four initiatives that started combining existing global standards to be used as a benchmark internationally while recruiting and deploying potential candidates for global project’s operations
1. Global project management forum, (Pells, D. L. (1996) pp. ix-x
2. Global working groups
3. GAPPS working Groups (2002) was sponsored by South African (Services SETA)
4. OLCI (1998) (more…)

STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE RISK ASSESSMENTS IN PROJECT PLANNING

STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE RISK ASSESSMENTS IN PROJECT PLANNING
1. Introduction
Risk is the probability of failure multiplied by the consequences of failure. It is uncertain event or condition may have positive or negative effect if it occurs in the projects (Cost, Scope and Quality). The likelihood and impact if it occurred may be catastrophic depending on the size of the project. PMBOK® GUIDE, 4th Edition listed the six processes as planning for risks, Risk identification, Analyze qualitatively, analyze quantitatively, Plan responses and monitor and control of risks. These processes were summarized into three stages of Risk Assessments as, Preparing for risk assessment, Carrying out the assessment and Post assessment activity. Meredith, Jack R. (2012)

2. Definitions
Highly sophisticated and complex projects requires sophisticated detail risk assessment process that can provide detail quantity assessment in addition to simple qualitative assessments. Quantitative and qualitative research approaches are based on two scientific models, Natural science (Quantitative) and human science (qualitative) Gioia, D. A, et al 2012. Quantitative focus on static image and qualitative follow the more flexible open ended and circular process. (more…)

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Operational executions, Stakeholder management, Risk management, Project Planning, Cost Control, Growth Strategies, Forensic analysis, EOT Claims, Turnaround and recovery Management, Technology and Manufacturing.

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Operational Intelligence: My Career evolved in two major projects, 6 x 780 MW Coal Fired Super Boiler for the coal fired Medupi Power Project, in which I was task to plan for the preparation and supply of Steel for suppers boiler fabrication. This led to further training in the United States for the preparation and establishment of the Kusile Power Station supply Unit of Steel for supper boilers fabrication
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Impacts of a Complex Project and Uncertain Environment in the Planning Process

Impacts of a Complex Project and Uncertain Environment in the Planning Process
1. Introduction
Complex projects are available across industries and sectors. Complexity elements are internal and external (people, products and processes) as explained in Laureate Online Education (2014) Key Concept week 6. Vidal et al, 2011, p.719 defined complexity as the components of the project that may be difficult to understand due to unforeseen dynamic behaviors and thus managing these components may be extremely difficult unless uncertainties are properly quantified McLain, D. (2009). (more…)

FINANCIAL AID: COST OF MSc Project Management

COST OF MSc Project Management
Am currently pursuing MSc Project management at the University of Liverpool, and due to financial constraints am looking for Sponsorship/donors that can assist me with the fee payments.
I have completed
1. Project and Portfolio Management in an Organization (Complete. B)
2. Planning for Risk, Uncertainty and Complexity (Complete. B+)

Remaining Modules
1. Executing, Controlling and Closing Projects
2. Sustainable Programme and Portfolio Management
3. Leading and Managing Project Teams
4. Strategic Purchasing Management
Specialization modules
1. Project Management in Construction
2. Integrated Infrastructure Project Management
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STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE APPROACHES TO ASSESSING RISKS

STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE APPROACHES TO ASSESSING RISKS AT THE PLANNING STAGE
1. Introduction
Risk is the probability of failure multiplied by the consequences of failure. It is uncertain event or condition may have positive or negative effect if it occurs in the projects (Cost, Scope and Quality). The likelihood and impact if it occurred may be catastrophic depending on the size of the project. PMBOK® GUIDE, 4th Edition listed the six processes as planning for risks, Risk identification, Analyze qualitatively, analyze quantitatively, Plan responses and monitor and control of risks. These processes were summarized into three stages of Risk Assessments as, Preparing for risk assessment, Carrying out the assessment and Post assessment activity. Meredith, Jack R. (2012)

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HYDRO-ELECTRIC. PUMPED-STORAGE POWER PLANT PROJECT

INGULA PUMPED-STORAGE POWER PLANT PROJECT
ESKOM- South Africa

Introduction
The passion that I have for technology and clean renewable energy with rigor to fight global warming, and reducing air pollution, has been a deciding factor on the type of my project research paper. My approach in this research is to start looking at the project from feasibility phase and investigate the risks that must be positively mitigated, and further look at the construction and finally commissioning/ sign off.
In South Africa and Africa as a whole, Electricity demand is critical. Sources of clean energy such us wind power, solar energy can only be available at certain times. Pumped storage power plant is a conventional hydro system with underground water ways passing through the turbine to the lower dam/river. Water is stored and recycle back to the top dam and electric demand is generated when needed and has no shelf life. The process provides a reduced environmental impact, emission free renewable source. [Online] Gibbs.co.za Projects. Accessed 21/11/2014

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WHY PORTFOLIO OF PROJECTS IS IMPORTANT FOR ORGANIZATION’S STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

“The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry out their dream.” Les Brown.
Reflecting on Les Brown’s quote and relating it to a portfolio of projects and strategic initiatives, you will realize that there are several un-initiated strategies within organizations, likewise several living human beings with dreams that are just collecting dust, which will end up in graveyards, though some dreams were spoken several decades ago, they are still fresh and effective in our minds, such as “I have a dream” Martin Luther King Jr 28 August1963.
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm (accessed 02/08/2014),
This (dream) strategy unless properly initiated you cannot WIN.

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Construction industry Culture in the (T5)-Terminal 5 Heathrow Airport Project

Every organization has ways, systems and procedures how they do things, as Einwohner, RL; et al (2006) states that these may later become norms that are gradually built into the culture. When you join a new company, and you try and challenge any procedure, they will always tell you “that’s how we do things here,” implementing changes will always face resistance and may also take longer unless the top management supports the idea of change. There has to be a climate change within the organization for any change to happen.
Culture is “a system of knowledge shared by relatively large group of people,” Hofstede, G.H. (1994) this always based on values and beliefs which can be displayed by employees within the organization. T 5 project displayed some critical teamwork values through collaborations, as explained by Davies, A. et al (2009). This ceremonious event that was observed when a team successfully achieve their milestone they will pass a rock to the winning team and get rewarded for the job well done, Doherty, S. (2008), states that they maintained the culture so as to keep the team spirit up. (more…)

UK and UAE Project Managers – Monochronic Mentality and Polychronic Mentality

Some key differences and perceptions between Arab and British project managers has be identified by some scholars as the battle between Monochronic and Polychronic. Rees-Caldwell. et al-(2013) indicated that UAE employs 12,000 expatriates from the UK and Thomas and Pinto (1999) believes that managing multicultural project teams is a critical factor.
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